Behind Closed CLOSET Doors...

I like staying in my comfort zones. I feel safe whenever I'm in them. They protect me from the world... from reality.
One such zone that I carefully keep hidden is actually the very thing that defines who and what I am. It is an extraordinary "prison" that the world might never know of... ever. It is my hope that through this blog, I would eventually overcome my fears and open up the doors bit by bit.

I am the Duke of Pink... and this is my closet.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is COMING OUT really for me?

COMING OUT! It's not much news these days. Everyday we hear more and more gay men pouring their hearts out and baring their green souls to the world. The formerly juicy tidbit of "a friend from college coming out" has somehow lost most of its shock factor. The supposedly explosive news of a popular film actor caught kissing another guy no longer proves detrimental to his career.

Nowadays, a gay man coming out tends to get sympathy rather than contempt and ridicule.

Several reasons can account for this:
1. Homosexuals are accepted more easily now than in any other point in history.
2. Hollywood's effort to show the REAL and HUMAN side of gay men is slowly overshadowing the stereotype of gay men being nothing more than drag queens.
3. There's just too many of us doing extraordinarily GREAT things for humanity (HAH!)

So, why am I still hiding inside my closet? If the world really is fair to such as I, what is there left to fear? Should I just drop my doubts and jump into the coming out bandwagon?

Honestly, I don't have the answer... yet. But I'm getting there, somehow. It's only a matter of time.

This blog chronicles my journey. And the end looks bright... as pink. :)

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